what should their program of the wax we have today a distinguished roster of political scientists who can help, and i emphasize political scientists, who can help us to understand what is happening and what republicans, what the best things for republicans to be doing now are. our panelists are, in the order in which they will make the presentation, andrew busch, who teaches political science at claremont mckenna college. among his many books are, and this one i singled out for its relevance, horses in midstream. the u.s. midterm elections and their consequences. he's also co-author with another of our panelists, jack pitney benny, epic journey, the 20 -- and jim caesar, sorry, jim. epic journey, the 20 -- 2000 election in american politics.